High Court reserves judgement in Kereke rape case

The High Court today reserved judgement in a case in which a Harare man is seeking the arrest and trial of Bikita West legislator, Munyaradzi Kereke, on rape charges.

Munyaradzi Kereke
Munyaradzi Kereke

The case was heard before Justice Happias Zhou.

Francis Maramwidze, the guardian of a 11 year old juvenile claims he made a police report in October 2009 to the effect that Kereke, who is a former advisor to former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor, Gideon Gono, had raped the minor at gunpoint in Vainona, Harare.

He however says he is concerned by police inaction over the matter. He further claims that Kereke is trying to persuade the alleged victim to drop the charges against him.

Today, the High Court was supposed to deliver judgement on whether Kereke must be prosecuted or not.

Kereke has however launched a Constitutional Court appeal seeking to have the charges against him dropped arguing that they are part of a ploy to tarnish his image following his fall-out with Gono.

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